One of my favorite parts about college is seeing people walk their dogs around campus. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I've seen more and more people walking their dogs and playing frisbee on the green. It makes me so dang happy!

I mean, let's get real. Seeing puppies run around outside is pretty much the highlight of everyone's day.

You may think this is a joke, but I'm not kidding. These past 19 years, I have been deprived of one of the greatest experiences known to humankind: being a dog owner. That's right, I have never owned a dog.

Growing up, both my mom and my younger brother were allergic to dogs, so having a dog in the house was never part of the plan. Are you one of the only other people on earth that doesn't have a dog, but has always wanted one? Then this article is for you.

Here are five things that dog-less dog admirers experience on a daily basis:

1. You pretend that other people's dogs are your own.

Yeah... this isn't my dog.

Neither is this one.

...Or this one.

2. You never let any dog go un-petted.

I will chase you down in order to get the chance to pet your dog.

3. You already have the names of your future dogs picked out.

Rocky and Lola, welcome to the family.

4. Inviting someone over to your house and hearing them say: "Oh, I thought you had a dog!"

Nope. No dog. I wish I had one, but I don't. Thanks for reminding me.

5. This might have happened a few times.

My main priorities in life right now are to graduate college, and get myself a dog (not necessarily in that order).